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Franklin "Del" Goodwin passed away on Aug.8, 2018. Del was born on May 11, 1933 to George and Leona Goodwin of Bushnell. He was one of eight siblings. He was a retired, 21-year U.S. Army veteran, Command Sgt. Major. After Army life, Del returned to Sumter County. He was a contractor and owner of Sumter Sport Shop. He was well known for community involvement and for being an ace fisherman and professional guide with write-ups in many national fishing magazines. Del was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Louise Goodwin.
He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Goodwin; brothers: Coy and Deonna Goodwin of Lake Panasoffkee; Ernest and Noreene Austin, of Ala.; children: Dawn Sluss of Bushnell, Dianne Goodwin of Bushnell, Derrel Goodwin of Lake Panasoffkee; stepdaughters: Dawn Tucker of Cocoa Beach, Wendy and Chris Darling of Ohio; stepson: Nathan and Jolie Jenkins of Ala.; grandchildren: Derrel and Holly Cheney, Alexander and Nicole Jacobik, William Jacobik; stepgrandson Tyler Tucker and Nick Darling; step granddaughters: Taylor Jenkins and Fallon Smith; great-grandchildren: Aizen and Tess; great-niece and caregiver, Darlene Stokes and one of the best companions a man could ask for "Charlie Brown". In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made in the "Honor of C.S.M. Franklin D. Goodwin" to Wounded Warriors Project. A Celebration of Life will be held at Catfish Johnny's on Saturday, August 18, 2018 starting at noon. Please bring a covered dish, pictures and stories to tell. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home.

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Bushnell, FL 33513
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Published in Sumter County Times on Aug. 16, 2018
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